Financial data should be as free to transfer as your mobile phone number

As fintech companies expand access to online financial services and innovative offerings, their activities are generating an increasingly rich stream of data about Americans’ financial lives. Our data identify us and define us to the many services we opt into, from bill pay and direct deposit to newer tools such as Mint, RocketMortgage and Coinbase.…

Workers in this field are the least likely to have health insurance

For these people, being employed in a risky line of work doesn’t lead to getting better benefits. More than half of roofers nationwide (50.5%) don’t have health insurance, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data from career website Zippia. Other professions in the construction industry carry similarly high non-insured rates: Only…

Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks about privacy violations and how driverless cars could save lives soon

Happy Wednesday, MarketWatch! Here are the top personal finance stories of the day. Personal Finance Mark Zuckerberg finally speaks about privacy violations — 5 other things Facebook should change right now The biggest social network on the planet should seriously consider updating these practices. How driverless cars could save lives even sooner than we think…

How driverless cars could save lives even sooner than we think

Self-driving cars are under intense scrutiny following the first pedestrian fatality involving a driverless vehicle, but some research suggests that getting autonomous vehicles on the road as soon as possible will save lives — even if they’re only slightly safer than human-piloted cars. Uber halted testing of its self-driving vehicles after a 49-year-old woman was…

‘Shocked’ Martina Navratilova says John McEnroe is paid 10 times more in BBC role

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has made an apparent pay gap her latest opponent. After seeing fellow tennis champion John McEnroe on a list of highest-paid broadcasting talent at the BBC, Navratilova said she is paid a fraction of his salary for covering the U.K. Wimbledon tennis tournament. McEnroe reportedly makes between 150,000 pounds and 199,999…